A film about the dastardly doings of Norbert Jacques's title villian, directed by Fritz Lang. Rudolf Klein-Rogge stars in a role he later repeated in "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (aka "The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse) in 1933. This is actually the first part of a film that was released in two parts, something Lang has done a few times (The Indian Tomb, Siegfried). Unfortunately, I do not have part 2. I hope at some point someone who has a copy of Part 2 to be kind enough to upload it. Until then, I thought it fitting to upload what I have. NOTE: This is a vhs rip of a print that seems a little faded.
September 30, 2010 Subject:
Taking a Gamble
Despite the obvious shortcomings of the poor print (which, however, can be largely overcome by manipulating the contrast, etc.), Dr. Mabuse der Spieler remains a riveting and rather spine-chilling adventure into the realm of greed and decadence. A certain something even reminded me of Georg Grosz and his horrifying images of deparvaity among the rich and powerful.